Category Archives: Bucket List

New Year’s Resolutions…


This year, as in past years, I came up with a few New Year’s Resolutions for myself. But, I’ve since scratched my list and gathered some inspiration to guide me in 2017 instead.

On parenting…

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” James Baldwin

“One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.” Jane Goodall

On decluttering and becoming more of a minimalist (yes, I just watched this)…

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci 

On showing love …

“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.’ But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it.” Marian Keyes

On being a good global citizen…

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

On taking care of my physical self…

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Michael Pollan (In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto)


What about you? Did you decide to make resolutions this year?

5 Things To Do Before Summer’s End

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Summer usually flies by, but this year I feel it going by even faster than usual. I think this is because of my quickly approaching due date. Here are a few things I want to make sure I get a chance to do before the rains of the fall and excitement and storms of the newborn stage begin.

  1. Go for ice cream and a warm evening stroll. I’m partial to Earnest.
  2. Visit a fair. Like most years, I plan to make it to the PNE.
  3. Take a loooong midday nap.
  4. Dine al fresco and try making a watermelon salad.
  5. Take a trip to the beach and collect some driftwood so that I can make this on a future indoor day.